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Hey, folks, it’s Anonymouse here! I’ve got some juicy Disneyland gossip for you today.
Everyone, including me, is super excited for the opening of Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Disneyland. The official opening date has been set for June 3, the same day The Little Mermaid dark ride opens up across the way at California Adventure. Although the official opening date isn’t until June, this Disney gossip queen read on Mouseplanet that there is a possibility of soft openings for the revamped attraction.
According to the post, “reliable sources” have told staffers at Mouseplanet that soft openings could take place around May 20, the same date Star Tours 2.0 opens up at Walt Disney World. The soft opening also continues on May 21, with a possible annual passholder preview scheduled to begin May 22. Again, this is a rumor and these dates have not been confirmed. But it is fun to think about! The scaffolding around the exterior of the attraction has been removed, allowing visitors to see some of the new painting that has been done. There are still some things that need to be done on the outside, but it’s a lot better than seeing the scaffolding and tarps!
While this information has not been confirmed, other Star Tours 2.0 information has — the new destinations. In a post last week, Tom Fitzgerald revealed the final destinations on the Disney Parks Blog. We’re traveling to: Coruscant, Tatooine, Naboo, Kashyyyk, Geonosis, and Hoth! Fitzgerld ended his post by mentioning that there will be more than 50 different story adventures for the ride. Looks like I’ll be riding lots of Star Tours!
That’s all the news I have for you today. Be sure to keep checking Chip and Company to see if I have any other juicy Disney gossip for you!
- Star Tours the adventures continue (chipandco.com)
- New Star Tours Destinations to be Announced Soon (chipandco.com)
Starting April 6, Disneyland annual passes will no longer have a photo of the passholder. It only took me a few years to get a good picture of myself on there, and now it’s changing.
New and existing passholders renewing their pass will have their new pass printed directly at the ticket booths, or will receive it in the mail if they ordered the pass online. The current process involved a temporary voucher printed from the ticket booth (or home) used to enter the park. Then the guest must go to Plaza Pavilion or the pass processing center inside California Adventure to have their photo taken and their plastic pass printed.
The new passes don’t quite eliminate the necessity for the passholder’s photo. A photo will still be needed for identification at the main entrance gates, therefore many people will still be sent to the annual pass processing centers to take their photo. There have also been passholders trying out a new system where they upload their own photo for their pass from home. Another option is to seek help from the Photo Pass cast members.
Why the change? Plaza Pavilion has plans to become a bakery, and inside California Adventure, the annual pass processing center will be closed for remodeling with the new Buena Vista Street re-theme project.
Babes in Disneyland is by an insider and mom, Lisa Robertson from Babes in Disneyland blog, and her experience with the best way to travel to Disneyland with babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
Visiting Disneyland with a baby, toddler, or preschooler is very different than when visiting sans kids or with older children. It can be very overwhelming. The book takes the guesswork out of which attractions and shows are appropriate for young children.
Lisa is a former tour guide and writer for the Disneyland Resort and still works closely with Disney staff to have the most up-to-date information.
This book also addresses information for guests with special needs including special accommodations, food allergies, first aid services, and so much more.
It is a very thorough guide to know what to expect with small children and babies and there are also work pages to get your ideas and plans down on paper to get you ready for your Disneyland vacation!
Make sure to get your 122-page guide TODAY!
*I was given a preview copy of this book for review.
- Disneyland Training: Disneyland Park- Main St. U.S.A. (couponingtodisney.com)
- Southwest Airlines – Disneyland Dream Suite Getaway Sweepstakes (chipandco.com)
Refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available on the Disneyland website.
- Hungry Bear Restaurant (Disneyland) closed through 3/17/11.
- Playhouse Disney (DCA) closed through 3/24/11 for refurbishment.
- Mulholland Madness (DCA) closed through 4/20/11 for conversion to Goofy’s Fly School.
- Star Tours (Disneyland) closed through 5/20/11 for renovation and upgrade to Star Tours 2.0.
- Pizza Oom Mow Mow (DCA) closed through 5/24/11 for conversion to Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta.
- Burger Invasion (DCA) closed through 5/24/11 for conversion to Paradise Garden Grill.
- Corn Dog Castle (DCA) closed through 5/25/11 due to construction in the area. Corn dogs are currently available at Award Wieners.
- Splash Mountain (Disneyland) closed through 5/26/11 for refurbishment.
- No current information.
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